To celebrate our Fifth Anniversary at Laurel Mercantile Co., we are spotlighting the incredible vendors that will participate in our anniversary celebration on December 4th. One of those vendors is Sarah, owner of The Bennie Bloomer.
Sarah Moffett is a Laurel native with an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of creating beautiful things. Life's winding road has carried her to many new places, eventually landing in Nashville as a full-time interior designer and event planner serving high-profile clients in the entertainment industry. Sarah will tell you that she's a Jones County girl at heart, and her family is what brought her home a few years ago. Today, she works in many different businesses, and that's what she enjoys the most.
"I went to school for interior design, and that is what I call my day job. But when I moved back to Laurel, the design industry was not as booming as Nashville, so I had to get creative and come up with other ways to use my talents."
Laurel is a bustling small town with big dreams, and Sarah fits right into the booming entrepreneurial spirit. She says, "I began a small event business, and I plan a lot of first birthdays, baby showers, and wedding showers."
As she began her new businesses, she started thinking of things that a larger city offers that could grow right here in Laurel— including a fresh-cut flower truck.
Sarah offers a new experience for Laurel locals with The Bennie Bloomer flower truck, inspired by her grandfather, Bennie, and his 1960 Ford truck.
"River [Laurel's local sign painter] painted the truck bed the same color as my grandfather's Ford truck. He handled the repairs, welding, and built the arbor for me, just in time for Laurel Mercantile's first Mississippi Made festival in March."
She began traveling with The Bennie Bloomer flower truck to different festivals during the spring and summer, and it was a hit!
"Ever since I started dabbling with flowers for my event business, I knew that I was going to love this and others would, too. The biggest perk is when people walk up to the flower truck, pick out their custom arrangement, and I get to see them walk away happy."
Today, her dream and ultimate vision for The Bennie Bloomer is still growing. Time will only tell (but we've heard rumors of a real fresh flower market!)
Until then, be sure to visit The Bennie Bloomer at our Fifth Anniversary Celebration on December 4th at Laurel Mercantile!